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2000
| BS 066
Digital Only

Early Tracks

CD-EP SOLD OUT!

Available digitally and on the Double LP CollectionWreck Your Life And Then Some

Captures a band just finding its voice. You've got all the hard-charging, punk-fueled country energy which make the 97s' live shows the stuff of legend and the hints of the major label power pop leanings.

Full Description

You asked and asked some more. Then you started to beg. The groveling was nearly unbearable. You, John Q. Public, demanded the re-release of the Old 97s' long out of print singles and we finally got the message.

This budget-priced EP delivers 8 songs, four of which originally appeared on 7" releases Eyes for You and Cryin' Drunk way back in 1995, and four songs originally recorded for  Wreck Your Life which had not seen the light of day until now!

These gems capture a band just finding its voice. You've got all the hard-charging, punk-fueled country energy which make the 97s' live shows the stuff of legend. You've got the hints of some major label pop leanings. And you've finally got all the songs you begged us to let you have.

Includes covers of Merle Haggard ("Harold's Super Service") and Johnny Cash ("Let the Train Blow the Whistle") sung bee-yew-tifully by Murray.

Short Description
  • 'Ray Charles' is the band at its best, a combination of pickin'-and-grinnin' country and prickly pop.

    — Dallas Observer

Track List

  • 1. Ray Charles
  • 2. Cryin' Drunk
  • 3. Harold's Super Service
  • 4. W.I.F.E.
  • 5. Por Favor
  • 6. Sound of Running
  • 7. Eyes For You
  • 8. Let the Train Blow the Whistle

Listen

On Tour

May
04
2016

@ One Eyed Jacks
New Orleans, LA

May
05
2016

@ Cannery Ballroom
Nashville, TN

May
06
2016

@ Saturn
Birmingham, AL

May
07
2016

@ Terminal West
Atlanta, GA